Patricia Anne Killin Kaardal born July 3, 1936, at Powell River, BC. Died Oct. 8, 2013 at Campbell River, B.C. with her loving husband Stan at her bedside.
She was predeceased by her loving Mamma and Papa Howard and Lillian Killin, her Grandpa Bert and Grandma Mable Killin, her Uncle Ray Killin, Uncle Orley and Dorothy Russel, Uncle Cliff and Aunty Helen Brown, Aunty Kathryn, Grandpa and "Nanny" Mullen, O.J. Russel, Robin Foyston Russel, Aunty Lois Manzer, Cousin "Nancy", Victoria, BC.
She is survived by her loving Husband Stan, her stepchildren Randy and MaryAnn Kaardal, Delta, BC, Barry and Nancy Kaardal, Campbell River, BC., Kevin and Cynthia Kaardal, Mission, BC; Dean and Rosalyn Kaardal, Delta, BC, Shelley and Craig Brett, Surrey, BC, grandchildren, Chavon Barry, Victoria, BC, Sarah Bergen, Neepawa, Man.; Patrick Kaardal, Campbell River, BC; Jacob Kaardal, Campbell River, BC Kelin Kaardal, Van., BC; Ben Kaardal, Delta, BC; Sam Kaardal, Delta, BC; Jordy and Liam Brett, Surrey, BC; Laurin and Micheal Kaardal, Delta, BC; Danielle and Maria Kaardal, Mission, BC; great grandchildren Jada Aliyah, Corbin and Kelly Bergen, Neepawa, Manitoba; Clark and Leo Barry, Victoria, BC; The Killins and Mullens; Aunt Muriel Killin, Duncan, BC; Uncle Roger and Margerite, Nanaimo, BC; Uncle Bobby Mullen, Duncan, BC; Keith and Paula Olsen, Oregon, USA; Peter and Norma Killin, Campbell River, BC; Murray and Julie Killin, Cobble Hill, BC; Wendall and Janice Coady, Victoria, BC; Brenda Dirks, Victoria, BC; Lee Spencer, Portland Oregon, Britt Thompson, San Diego, Calif.; Matt and Mark Russel, Portland, Oregon.
Patsy was born July 3, 1936 in Powell River, BC into a family of "Papermaker's" Her Grandpa Bert Killin was Superintendent of Mills and Camas, Wash., Ocean Falls BC and Powell River, also mills on the East Coast. Her father was a High Speed Paper Machine Specialist. He was a mill start up and a trouble shooter, traveling to Holland and South America for Crown Zellerbach in that capacity. Her Uncle Ray Killin was also a papermaker with Crown Zellerbach.
Patsy worked as a switchboard operator and secretary for Crown Zellerbach in Vancouver, in the casino industry in Nevada, as an airline ticket agent and in the hotel hospitality industry in Campbell River.
Her hobbies were hunting and salmon fishing with her Papa, playing dice and card games with her Mamma and occasionally horseback riding with her hubby.
She was a loving wife and daughter, fiercely loyal and protecting of those she loved, generous to a fault. Beautiful in mind and body. She will be missed beyond words. We all loved you Patsy.
Thank you's to Dr. Jacobs and the wonderful nurses and support staff and to CR Hospital for letting me sleep on a couch beside Patsy during her final days. To friends Rheta Beaton, Grace Kowbel, Gloria Cameron, Jane Hebrin, my children, Peter, Norma Killin, Roger Killin and Margerite, all the well wishers during her illness.
A Celebration of Patsy's life will be held at the Campbell River Vineyard Church, 2215 Campbell River Road, on October 24th, 2013 Pastors Barry and Nancy Kaardal officiating.
Published in Campbell River Courier Islander from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2013